In the past week I’ve drafted a capability framework for Learning and Development practitioners in a large corporate. This is a forward-looking framework that will be implemented as part of an organisation-wide transformation of learning. One of the new activities that the L&D team will undertake is curation. Coincidentally, this weeks #LDInsight Twitter chat topic was curation. When I shared a resource on curation that I had used as input to define capability framework for content curation it was spotted by Niall Gavin who had attended the Twitter chat. He expressed an interest in the capability framework, and I promised to post my draft.
Full draft is shown below, and is also available in pdf.
The framework format was specified by my client. The following source materials were used as input:
- Learning and Performance Institute Capability Map
- Curation for Digital Learning – post by BYOT Network
- Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning – post by BYOT Network
I’m aware of two large corporates in Australia who have roles dedicated to content curation in their Learning and Development teams, and others that use curation as part of solution development. The value of curation for organisational learning is well-established, although it is less common to have dedicated curator roles in organisations. Where the organisation is large enough and the value of reusing existing internal and external content is high there can be a case for dedicated curators, even if for a set period of time only as an initiative to establish collections of curated content against strategic capabilities.
Where have you seen content curation used in organisations? What are your thoughts on the capability framework posted above, and have you seen other definitions of curation as part of a capability framework/model?